average out

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of average out

:to produce a result that is even and balanced when looked at over a period of time
  • The irregularities averaged out over the course of the study.
  • Sometimes you win, and sometimes you lose. It all averages out in the end.

Word by Word Definitions

average play
  1. : a single value (such as a mean, mode, or median) that summarizes or represents the general significance of a set of unequal values

  2. : mean

  3. : an estimation of or approximation to an arithmetic mean

  1. : equaling an arithmetic mean

  2. : being about midway between extremes

  3. : not out of the ordinary : common

  1. : to be or come to an average

  2. : to have a medial value of

  3. : to buy on a falling market or sell on a rising market additional shares or commodities so as to obtain a more favorable average price

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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